Two earthquakes, one with a magnitude of 5.1 rattled Trinidad and Tobago minutes apart late last night, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The Seismic Research centre (SRC) of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies said the first quake was felt at 11:33pm and measured 5.1 on the Richter scale.

It said it was located Latitude at a depth of 10 kilometres.

The quake was felt 88 kilometres west south west of the capital Port of Spain, 91 kilometres west north west of the second city San Fernando and 110 kilometres east south east of Carúpano in Venezuela.

The SRC said the second quake, which occurred four minutes later, had a magnitude of 4.2 and was located at a depth of 10 kilometres.

That quake was felt mainly in the capital, the second city of San Fernando and the town of Arima.

The quakes are the latest to rattle the country now dealing with excessive flooding caused by torrential rains over the past four days.

Over the last three days the country has been hit by earthquakes with magnitudes of 5.1, 4.2 and 4.1 respectively.



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